Growing Squash – Striped Cucumber Beetle
Sometimes when growing squash we can run into various problems. In this article we address the striped cucumber beetle, touch up on its evolutionary history and address ways to battle this undesirable squash pest.Using LED Grow Lights in a System Designed for HPS
One of the hurdles that LED growers face is trying to equate their new, efficient lighting to systems and theories that were developed under traditional light sources. LED grow lights have very little in common with the sun, high pressure sodium, or fluorescent lighting. This misunderstanding has been amplified over the last two years by LED plant lighting companies marketing arrays using product descriptions such as “replaces 400 watts of HPS.CFL Bulbs 6500K – Avoid These Mistakes When Growing Seeds Indoors
First, do not make the mistake of providing too little light for your young plants. Plants have simple needs to grow. Most of them require nutrients, water, sun, and ventilation to remain healthy.Looking Above Just Being Healthy
Besides the normal stuff, there is much to getting healthy; it goes way past just eating and exercising. Going to the supermarket and purchasing vegetables can be convenient, but ultimately have a less satisfying taste. Getting off of a regimen is the number one issue which makes exercising difficult, so preparing for that is essential to keep things moving. The great quantity of unhealthy Americans have experienced these problems, since most have made an effort to get back on track before.Why A Green Plastic Watering Can Makes Sense
Avid gardeners already know that constantly replacing tools is both a hassle and expensive. That’s why I stopped buying metal watering cans and switched to a green plastic watering can. It’s easy to clean, won’t rust or dent, and will last a long time.What Is A Solar Bird Bath?
The author attempts to explain that the words, solar bird bath, do not exist. Retailers have created the words as a lure to sell you two pieces of merchandise.Gardening Techniques
Well! This ‘so called’ mini series might take me longer than I first thought. Third article coming up and I have only got to the letter ‘F’. Never mind. With perseverance we will get there. So here goes.How To Gather Seeds In Fall For Flowers In the Summer Garden
During the winter, as we tire of the cold, short days, we begin to dream of spring, and to picture our garden and what it will look like in full bloom. Many think that the only way to have flowers is to buy plants from the garden center, not realizing that for the cost of one plant, they can buy a packet of seeds that will produce a whole bed full of blooms. These blooms will produce many seeds that will produce blooms the following year, and so on, and so on.Fertilizing Your Soil
Lawn maintenance companies and garden centers offer many types of fertilizer for you to choose from for your grass. This can be a confusing thing to understand and take up a lot of your time and money in the process. Knowing the basics of fertilizers can go a long way to saving you from overspending or buying the wrong things for your yard.More Gardening Techniques
Dibbing in is a simple and quicker planting technique than using a trowel. The standard dibber is a stout wooden or metalspike bought from a garden shop or made at home from an old spade handle. These dibbers are for large seedlings.Vegetable Plants – Some Tips to Grow Them for Your Use
People love to grow vegetable plants so that they can eat fresh vegetables from the garden. Moreover, it tastes better and seldom includes any kind of harmful chemicals. Most of the farm products grown for commercial purposes are picked and packed with preservatives to prolong their shelf life.Introduction to Vertical Gardens Part I
Pressure on urban space has led to the creation of a new kind of garden – the vertical garden. It’s the ideal way to make the most of the urban environment – and it’s just as effective at home in your back yard – or in your house. The sense of quiet and calm that they create, while cleansing the air around you, is a wonderful asset to your home.